Author Topic: 4 wheel drive not working.  (Read 3148 times)


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4 wheel drive not working.
« on: May 28, 2002, 12:32:00 AM »
I have an 85 short bed silverado and the 4wd won't work. With the T-case shifter in 4 high on dirt I can spin the rear tires while holding the brakes, and just hitting the gas, only the rears spin. In 4 low, the truck is geared down, but still only the rears spin. I just changed the T-case fluid. What should I look for, or what could be the problem? Any help appreciated. Thanx...

Offline Kevin108

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Re: 4 wheel drive not working.
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2002, 11:56:00 PM »
Do you have auto or manual-locking hubs?

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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2002, 01:42:00 PM »
I have auto lockin hubs and I just figured out the front drive shaft is spinning and there is a clicking noise coming from the hubs.

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Re: Automatic
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2002, 08:51:00 PM »
Take those junk auto locking hubs and trash em. They are nothing but trouble. I had mine trying to lock in by themselves and make noise and not engage. They are junk. Buy a nice set of Warn 4WD hubs and never worry about it again.

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